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FamilySearch Adds Over 3.7 Million Indexed Records & Images to Brazil, Canada, Croatia, England, Germany, Isle of Man, Netherlands, Peru, Poland, and the USA

The following is compiled from the last two collection updates from FamilySearch (those for July 19 and July 25, 2014): During the week ending July 25, 2014, FamilySearch has added more than 1.7 million indexed records and images to collections from Canada, Croatia, Peru, Poland, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 1,160,179 […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 5.4 Million Images to Collections from England, New Zealand, Philippines, Portugal, Russia, Spain, & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added more than 5.4 million images to collections from England, New Zealand, Philippines, Portugal, Russia, Spain, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 2,152,718 indexed records from the new England, London Electoral Registers, 1847–1913, collection; the 132,560 images from the Spain, Province of Barcelona, Municipal Records, […]

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The Ohio Historical Society to Change Its Name

According to an AP article in the April 21, 2014 edition of ksl.com, The Ohio Historical Society will become the Ohio History Connection. It seems that many Ohioans saw the society as “inaccessible and antiquated,” Read the article to learn the details.

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Ohio Opens 1964 – 1996 Adoptions Starting in March 2015

The following teaser is from an excellent article written by Betty Malesky, posted in the March 16, 2014 edition of GVNews.com Ohio has joined an elite group of states that have made it easier for adoptees to access their original birth certificates. More than 400,000 Ohio adoptees will be able to obtain their original birth […]

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Farmers’ Castle Museum Education Center in Belpre, Ohio Expected to be Complete by Spring

The following excerpt is from an article by Pamela Brust, posted in the Febraruy 16, 2014 edition of newsandsentinel.com. BELPRE [Ohio]- The new Collections Preservation addition to the Farmers’ Castle Museum Education Center is expected to be complete by spring. “We are very pleased with the progress. Remaining work is all interior, pretty much everything […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 4.5 Million Indexed Records & Images to Collections from Brazil, China, Ghana, Italy, Netherlands, Philippines, & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added more than 4.5 million indexed records and images to collections from Brazil, China, Colombia, Ghana, Italy, Netherlands, Paraguay, Philippines, Portugal, Spain, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 1,165,725 indexed records from the U.S., West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970, collection; the 469,903 images from the Ghana […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 2.7 Million Indexed Records & Images to Collections from Brazil, Colombia, England, Portugal, & the USA

The following was information received from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added more than 2.7 million indexed records and images to collections from Brazil, Colombia, England, Portugal, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 1,061,590 indexed records and images from the U.S., Vermont, Vital Records, 1760-1954, collection; the 322,922 images from the Colombia, Catholic Church […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 4.1 Million Indexed Records & Images to Collections from Belgium, Canada, Portugal, & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added more than 4.1 million indexed records and images to collections from Belgium, Canada, Portugal, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 799,816 images from the new U.S., Maryland, Baltimore Passenger Lists Index, 1820-1897, collection, the 579,177 images from the new U.S., Massachusetts, Boston Passenger Lists […]

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Kasich Signs Law That Will Allow Adult Ohio Adoptees Their Birth Records

The following is excerpted from an article by Robert Higgs, posted in the December 19, 2013 edition of Cleveland.com. COLUMBUS, Ohio — With a stroke of the pen Thursday, the state moved to open the birth records of hundreds of thousands of adopted Ohioans. Gov. John Kasich signed into law a bill that ultimately will […]

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964 Family Bios for Miami County, OH Added to MyGenealogyHound.com

The following announcement is courtesy of Hearthstone Legacy: A total of 964 family biographies for Miami County, Ohio have recently been added to the My Genealogy Hound website. The biographies were originally published in 1880 in The History of Miami County, Ohio by W. H. Beers and Co. Included are biographies of some of the […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 10.6 Million Indexed Records & Images to Collections from Brazil, China, England, Italy, Peru, South Africa, & the USA

The following data is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added more than 10.6 million indexed records and images to collections from Brazil, China, Czech Republic, Ecuador, England, Italy, New Zealand, Peru, South Africa, South Korea, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 4,490,808 indexed records from the England, Norfolk Register of Electors, 1844–1952, collection, […]

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Cemetery Removes Iraq War Vet’s SpongeBob SquarePants Headstone

The following excerpt is from the October 22, 2013 / Associated Press Cincinnati – An Iraq War veteran’s towering SpongeBob SquarePants headstone has been removed from her final resting place because officials at the historic Cincinnati cemetery deemed it inappropriate for their traditional grounds. The headstone of Kimberly Walker, 28, was made in the likeness […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 9.5 Million Indexed Records & Images to Collections from Argentina, BillionGraves, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Italy, and the U.S.A.

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has recently added more than 9.5 million indexed records and images from Argentina, BillionGraves, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Italy, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 2,399,826 images from the new Denmark, Church Records, 1484-1941, collection, the 1,734,150 indexed records and images from the Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922, […]

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Ohio Needs to Give ALL Their Adoptees Equal Rights

I’m fully aware of the issues on both sides of the adoption-reunion debate. On a personal level, I believe that all adoptees should have access to their birth records. The Ohio House recently passed a bill to give adoptees access to their records. Now it’s up to the Ohio Senate. We will see if the […]

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FamilySearch Adds More Than 50.1 Million Images from Belgium, BillionGraves, Brazil, England, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch July 3, 2013: FamilySearch has recently added more than 50.1 million images from Belgium, BillionGraves, Brazil, China, Czech Republic, England, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Portugal, Spain, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 10,242,324 images from the Belgium Civil Registration collections between 1582-1912, the 6,993,483 index records and […]

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